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    Yashicamat 124G

    I picked up a 124G some time back, and have yet to be able to check it out. It has no battery cover, so the price was low. I've had no luck finding just a battery cover for the thing - Mark Hama wanted to do the CLA, without giving me a price for the cover so I could even see if the CLA was worth doing. Any ideas? I sure would appreciate it.

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    Just use a hand held meter. The camera only utilizes the battery for the meter, the rest is mechanical.
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    Thanks. Those are alternatives, of course, but I get a little anal about having things work right - a personality flaw. My dad taught me TLRs on his Yashica. Of course, he didn't let me use his Rolleiflex until I was 13 or so, and then, only if he were right there to "supervise". Everything seems to work on the 124G, so I think I'll just have to load it and see what happens. That's half the fun anyway!

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    tlr meters are so wide-field they're only advisory, at best. Put some black tape over the battery compartment and take pictures.

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    I would try ordering a battery cover again. Just use a new email address and request a price. Maybe this time Mr. Hama is in sell the mood to the part. He sold me a small black plastic part for mine...for $20, but not available anywhere else.
    "If its not broken, I can't afford it."

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    And this is why I'm retuning to film. You can always find a way around a problem. Thanks all.

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    Don't worry about the battery, shoot with an external meter (you can even download one onto your smart phone), or just use Sunny-16.

    My first TLR was a Yashica-12, great cameras!
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    I thought I should add that replacing the battery wire in this camera is a piece of cake, in case it is corroded. After I got mine working I carried a meter with me for a few rolls for comparison. Now I dont carry one because I find it rather dependable.
    "If its not broken, I can't afford it."

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    I bought a little Vivitar V3800N at a yard sale a while back for $5 mostly because the little battery cover was missing (and the owner wasn't even sure film could still be developed.) This is not exactly a camera that gets a lot of praise but it works just fine. 4 years later the cover is still missing and the camera is still going strong. I am sure it is psychological but I can go through roll after roll in this camera without getting all sweaty about it. I don't talk about it much but every year it is one of my most used cameras.

    Great pictures as well.

    Maybe your Yashica Mat will turn out the same for you. Sometimes knowing that the camera is not perfect allows you to look at it a little different then one where everything works. Shove a cotton ball where the battery goes, tape over it with a piece of gaffers tape and go shoot film.
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    This is for the MAT 124, not the G model, but the seller said to contact him regarding the cap for the 124G. See description. Might get lucky. Appears to be located in Marietta, GA
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Cap-...p2054897.l4275

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